Don Bosco College (Autonomous) Maram students conduct five-day orientation visit in Ukhrul dist

Ukhrul: The Department of Social Work, Don Bosco College (Autonomous) Maram conducted a five-day orientation visit for Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) second-semester students at Ukhrul District from February 20 to 24, 2023.

The orientation’s primary goal was to introduce the students to the fieldwork portion of social work education.

Thirty-two student trainees were supervised by two Assistant Professors, Dr Nula Bethel and Dr Evergreat Wanglar.

The primary objective was to study how various organizations work with society’s most vulnerable and underprivileged people, said Dr Evergreat Wanglar

“To learn about their operations, social issue initiatives, and approaches to problem-solving for societal change, students were exposed to various social organizations”, Wanglar added.

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Over the course of the five days, students-trainees visited Districts AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU), Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC) and ART Centre at Ukhrul District Hospital, FXB India Suraksha, Village Volunteer Development (VVD), Participatory Action for Sustainable Development (PASDO) and Backward Development Service Open Shelter Home for Girls.

The interactions with the heads of different organizations and institutions led to enlightening conversations and an excellent learning opportunity for the student trainees, said Wanglar.

The trainees were also educated on and exposed to social work’s practical components. The students also visited St. Joseph College, Ukhrul and interacted with BSW students of Social Work Department.

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“This orientation visit instilled the social work students with a positive attitude towards the social sector and it provide them with the information and abilities necessary to join the social work workforce in the future and bring about social change in society”, said Dr Nula Bethel.

Through this visit, students have also learned more about their possible professions as licenced social workers and change activists in the social sector, concluded Dr Bethel.

The orientation tour successfully ended by hiking to Phangrei and Khangkhui Cave.

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